The Judges!

Would you like to meet the people who will decide the fates of our contestants?

We are privileged to have 3 amazing judges this year.

Producer & leader of The Dirty Circus Burlesque & Cabaret Show , Mr Tommy Walsh brings a wealth of experience to the judging circle with nearly 15yrs in the business he has seen it all ! Always with a keen eye for performance , stage presence and confidence are the top of his wish list ! Topped off by oodles of SASS !


Producer of Only After Dark burlesque show and producer of The Heart of Ireland Burlesque Festival.
the Belle from Hell Miss Memphis shell, hailing from Athlone this fiery redhead is ready to entertain your soul.


Tootsie Royale wears many hats – quite literally. Hailing from Dublin she is a seasoned millner, costume designer, performer, and general all round messer. As a founding member for AboutFACE Theatre Company, she has designed costumes for productions including the seasonal classic Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol, the world premieres of The Gods of the Ozarks, Looking at the Sun, and The Devil Himself, for which she was nominated for Best Costumes at the 2023 BroadwayWorld Ireland Awards.
Toots has been involved in the Dublin burlesque scene for more years than she cares to admit as a performer and enthusiastic audience member. She is most (un)recognisable in one of her more oddball ensembles, whether a two-headed circus freak, haunted carousel horse or creepy ventriloquist doll at the Circus Macabre night at the DBF.
As a self-proclaimed “Judgemental B*#ch”, Tootsie is thrilled to join the judging panel at the 2024 Dublin Burlesque Festival.